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Revell Ferrari F430 WIP

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Revell Ferrari F430 WIP
Posted by justmike on Sunday, May 06, 2018 7:07 PM

I have been puttering away on this thing and its coming along well. I chrome foiled the lettering and the prancing horse logo between the valve covers and then gently sanded off the flat red paint. That took a long time because the script is so fine, but I got it by using a toothpick with a strip of 600 grit sandpaper cut into one inch strips no wider than the toothpick and looped around the end of the toothpick. I could only do one or two gentle swipes along the lettering and then I had to move the strip to a bare section of sandpaper because that flat red clogged up the paper right away. 

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Posted by justmike on Sunday, May 06, 2018 7:09 PM

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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    February, 2008
Posted by justmike on Thursday, May 10, 2018 3:12 PM

I stripped the chrome, then airbrushed them with Testors flat gunmetal and then clearcoated the rims. I drilled out the 176 brake disc holes, which surprisingly didn't take all that long and then used chrome foil after blackwashing the holes. The little yellow Ferrari decals were a pain because the carrier film is quite large around them so I had a lot of trimming with an exacto knife I had to do so that they wouldn't overlap the lugnuts.

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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Posted by justmike on Thursday, May 10, 2018 3:14 PM

I stripped the chrome, then airbrushed them with Testors flat gunmetal and then clearcoated the rims. I drilled out the 176 brake disc holes, which surprisingly didn't take all that long and then used chrome foil after blackwashing the holes. The little yellow Ferrari decals were a pain because the carrier film is quite large around them so I had a lot of trimming with an exacto knife I had to do so that they wouldn't overlap the lugnuts.

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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    February, 2008
Posted by justmike on Sunday, May 13, 2018 11:57 AM

Did a custom blend of red with a bit of brown for the interior. I figure this will look good with the pearl white. The aluminum around the centre of the steering wheel is dull foiled. I really wanted that metal look that foil gives. I thought it was going to be pure murder to do but it was easier than I thought. I also did dull foil strips around the air vents; that was murder! lol I had to scrounge up a little red decal for the right side on the steering wheel. Every single picture shows a button there but one didn't come with the decal sheet.

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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    February, 2008
Posted by justmike on Sunday, May 13, 2018 12:01 PM

I was surprised how plain the interior door panels are on the 1/1 cars. I thought I would be doing all kinds of intricate painting but none was needed. So now I need to give the body one final sand and then color. Can't wait for the time to do that. Because I had used foil for the prancing horse logo on the engine I decided to put the decal on the console... its not correct but what the hay!

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.

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